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My life with metastatic breast cancer

Patient Resources: Free Services January 7, 2013

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Since I’ve started this blog, a few people have asked me for information for friends or relatives with cancer.  I thought I’d write a few posts on this, then put them together as a resource page on the blog.  The first topic is free services for cancer patients. There are many different programs that offer free services, products, or experiences for cancer patients; the majority of these are not specific to breast cancer.  Here are a few:

Comfortree Housecleaning Services – This organization provides monthly, non-toxic housecleaning services for cancer patients in select NJ counties.  They were a great help to us following my surgeries and are just lovely people.  (Check the top right of the homepage and you’ll see photos of some of their patients – the boys and I are in one of them.)

Cleaning for a Reason – National organization that connects you with cleaning services that are willing to provide free services for cancer patients.

One Gift– This is basically the Make a Wish Foundation for grown-ups living in NJ.  They fund experiences for cancer patients such as getaways and celebrations.  This group sponsored our trip to the Adirondacks in 2010.

For Pete’s Sake – An organization that provides respite vacations for young adult cancer patients and their families from the NJ, PA, and DE area.  Most trips are to locations on the east coast of the US.  The organization has two donated homes outside of the Disney area.  They sponsored our Disney trip in 2012.

Crickett’s Answer for Cancer – Provides free lymphedema sleeves, wigs, and spa services to women with breast cancer.  Not specific to low income.

Good Wishes Scarves – Free beautiful headwrap or scarf from L Erickson USA.

If you know of other organizations, let me know and I’ll add them to my list.

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2 Responses to “Patient Resources: Free Services”

  1. Great resource page! And when I went to the Comfort Tree website, the first photo in rotation was you and the boys!

  2. Becca Says:

    This is a great idea, Karissa. Funny how the house cleaning is an issue 🙂


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